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Looks good but has glitches.
on June 13, 2014
I'm giving this three stars for a few reasons. First off, Amazon dropped the price over 10% before I even got the order.
Secondly, and this is the real problem, the lining inside is stitched to the outer fabric a few inches inward. It's sort of hard to explain. The vest of course came wrinkled. It's impossible to get the wrinkles totally out because this interior seam, about 3" from the edge on both sides, is picked up if any heat is applied. Technically, this shouldn't be ironed as it's black and will turn shiny so I at first tried light heat with a washcloth between. The crease from the interior seam was even more evident. I next tried steam only as it was hanging and got out most but not all of the wrinkles. This is going to be a maintenance hassle.
The back is made of the same material as the lining and gets extremely wrinkled as well. It can only be steamed.
Vests are supposed to come right to the waist. I find this vest is too short on me and wouldn't have bought it if trying it on in a regular store. I'm 6'1" tall.
On a positive note, I wear a 42 coat and the large fits absolutely perfectly. I'm about 195 pounds.
If this is "herringbone," I don't see it. It looks smooth to anyone not using a microscope.